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BREAKDOWN: How Coronavirus Is Accelerating the End of Globalism, Feat. Peter Zeihan

The American-led global order has been unraveling for 30 years, and Covid-19 may be the blow that changes it once and for all.

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“Some countries just aren’t going to emerge from the Coronavirus.”

Peter Zeihan is one of the world’s foremost geopolitical experts. In his new book “Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World,” Zeihan argues that we’re at the end of the largest expansionary period in human history. As America withdraws from global leadership, a totally new (and for most parts of the world, more painful) ‘normal’ will emerge.

On this episode of The Breakdown, Zeihan joins @NLW to discuss why the Coronavirus crisis is rapidly accelerating the end of the era of globalization.

  • How the American-led global order used the dollar as the tool to keep the world together
  • Why geopolitics and demography are coinciding to end the era of globalization
  • Why Covid-19 will spark a massive return of American manufacturing
  • Why, when it comes to the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency “Never before has the “exorbitant privilege” of being the world’s reserve currency felt more exorbitant or more like a privilege.
  • Why the crisis could spell the end for the Euro
  • Why China isn’t nearly as well positioned in the post globalization era as many assume
  • Why the best positioned countries in the coming era are the US, Japan, Argentina, France and Turkey